Last updated on: 8/7/2017 5:36:33 PM PST | Author: ProCon.org

International Firearm Homicide Rates

2010-2015

According to the Small Arms Survey, out of 195 countries the United States had the 59th highest firearm homicide rate at 2.70 murders per 100,000 people between 2010 and 2015. Honduras reported the highest rate at 67.19 gun homicides per 100,000 people and Brazil had the highest total number of firearm homicides with 38,494. 
Firearm homicide rate per 100,000 people
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
1Honduras67.195,218
2Venezuela52.0315,533
3El Salvador48.762,969
4Jamaica31.80882
5Guatemala29.934,542
6Belize29.71100
7Colombia26.7612,442
8Puerto Rico25.12932
9Bahamas24.8291
10Trinidad and Tobago23.73320
11South Africa19.1110,097
12Brazil19.1038,494
13Lesotho18.71383
14Afghanistan14.844,148
15Panama14.35536
16Dominican Republic13.321,356
17Swaziland10.87134
18Guyana10.3478
19Haiti9.46973
20Paraguay9.35585
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
21Mexico8.3310,913
22Iraq8.322,742
23Saint Kitts and Nevis8.094
24Saint Lucia7.8914
25Philippines6.896,616
25Ecuador6.89842
26Bolivia6.40657
27Costa Rica5.91278
28Nicaragua5.56325
29Democratic Republic of the Congo5.213,434
31Pakistan4.948,758
32Barbados4.9214
33Zimbabwe4.68682
34Mauritania4.55172
35Peru4.461,347
36Gabon4.4371
37Yemen4.391,092
38Saudi Arabia4.341,280
39Botswana4.2090
40Zambia4.19620
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
41Thailand4.082,741
42Seychelles4.004
43Cameroon3.88840
44Russia3.805,446
45Cape Verde3.6118
45Togo3.57241
46Cote d’Ivoire3.54748
47Uruguay3.53120
48Congo3.36144
49Liberia3.25136
50Central African Republic3.17146
51Mali3.16508
52Somalia3.07308
53Burundi3.05309
54Albania3.0288
55Sao Tome and Principe2.825
56Sierra Leone2.82170
57Papua New Guinea2.81201
57Guinea2.77323
58Comoros2.7220
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
59United States2.708,592
60Guinea-Bissau2.6646
61Senegal2.60359
62Dominica2.582
63Djibouti2.5322
63Gambia2.5346
64Argentina2.521,062
65Niger2.49440
66Oman2.4787
67Sudan2.45925
68Kenya2.391,016
69South Sudan2.29252
70Kuwait2.1874
71Burkina Faso2.14355
72Namibia2.1248
73Chad2.11269
74Islamic Republic of Iran2.051,561
75Kiribati2.032
76United Arab Emirates2.01180
77Lebanon1.9797
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
78Montenegro1.9112
78Jordan1.91133
79Qatar1.8137
80Grenada1.792
81Tonga1.772
82Benin1.70171
83United Republic of Tanzania1.65805
83Eritrea1.6581
84Equatorial Guinea1.6112
84Palestine1.6169
85Egypt1.581,353
86Madagascar1.54344
87Lao People’s Democratic Republic1.5399
88Angola1.52340
89Kazakhstan1.51255
90Algeria1.47530
91Chile1.46252
92Antigua and Barbuda1.391
93Burma1.34703
93Turkmenistan1.3469
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
94Bangladesh1.241,918
95Ghana1.19303
96Suriname1.166
97Maldives1.154
98Sri Lanka1.09223
99Libyan Arab Jamahiriya1.0768
100Bosnia and Herzegovina1.0340
100Ethiopia1.03953
101Israel0.9673
102Marshall Islands0.901
103Federated States of Micronesia0.871
104Turkey0.79585
104Tunisia0.7986
105Uzbekistan0.77221
106Rwanda0.7480
107Mozambique0.66170
108Mauritius0.638
108The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia0.6313
109Serbia0.5953
110Uganda0.55186
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
111Syrian Arab Republic0.54109
112Samoa0.521
112Greece0.5258
113Timor-Leste0.495
114Cyprus0.475
114Democratic People’s Republic of Korea0.47115
115Canada0.45158
116Solomon Islands0.442
117Norway0.4120
118Andorra0.400
119Malta0.382
119Croatia0.3817
119Estonia0.385
120Taiwan0.3787
121Italy0.35210
122Vanuatu0.341
122Cambodia0.3450
123Bulgaria0.3324
124Portugal0.3032
124Republic of Moldova0.3012
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
124Malaysia0.3087
124Kyrgyzstan0.3017
125Ireland0.2914
125Finland0.2916
125Belgium0.2932
126Vietnam0.28252
126India0.283,498
127Latvia0.265
127Armenia0.268
128Nigeria0.25422
128Cuba0.2528
129Bhutan0.242
129Netherlands0.2440
130Azerbaijan0.2322
131France0.22138
131Ukraine0.22100
132Lithuania0.217
133Mongolia0.206
133Slovakia0.2011
133Sweden0.2019
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
134Georgia0.198
134Switzerland0.1814
134Indonesia0.17406
135Nepal0.1645
135Denmark0.169
136Czech Republic0.1516
136Australia0.1534
136Tajikistan0.1512
137Spain0.1361
138Belarus0.1212
138Austria0.1210
138New Zealand0.125
139Malawi0.1016
139United Kingdom (England and Wales)0.1052
140Brunei Darussalam0.090
141Hungary0.088
141Bahrain0.081
142Germany0.0755
143Romania0.0510
143Slovenia0.051
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
143China0.05619
143Poland0.0518
144Republic of Korea0.0210
144Japan0.0114
145United Kingdom (Scotland)0.002
145Anguilla0.000
145Fiji0.000
145Hong Kong0.000
145Iceland0.000
145Morocco0.000
145Nauru0.000
145Niue0.000
145San Marino0.000
145Singapore0.000
145Tuvalu0.000
RankCountryFirearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
Source:  

Small Arms Survey, “Firearms and Violent Deaths,” Small Arms Survey website (accessed June 13, 2017)